Here’s your lowdown to Nokia’s announcements on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2018, which is all set to begin tomorrow:
- Nokia Acquires Unium To Bolster #WiFi Portfolio: Finnish major telecom equipment vendor, Nokia announced the acquisition of US-based software company Unium to use its technology in mission-critical and residential WiFi applications. Nokia announced this on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2018, the biggest telecom event on the planet.
- Nokia To Work With China Mobile To Develop 5G Use Cases: Nokia and China Mobile have signed an agreement under which the companies will jointly investigate how China Mobile can extend its service offerings for vertical markets using the massive connectivity, ultra reliability and ultra-low latency capabilities of 5G. The research will focus on how industries could benefit from the growth of smart cities, smart transportation and intelligent video analytics.
- Vodafone Italy To Use Nokia’s 5G Solution To Conduct Trial In Milan: Vodafone Italy will be using Nokia’s 5G end-to-end solution to trial ultra-fast 5G connectivity to support smart healthcare, emergency services, traffic management and tourism in Milan. Technology is based on Nokia AirScale massive MIMO antenna and AirScale baseband ready for 5G 3GPP
- Nokia and Facebook are working to accelerate the adoption of 60 GHz fixed wireless access technologies to deliver gigabit services and connect more people, faster. The 60 GHz band allows high-speed broadband connectivity in urban or suburban areas, complementing existing fiber. Nokia will combine its worldwide delivery capabilities and wireless passive optical network (WPON) with Facebook’s Terragraph technology to launch global gigabit broadband trials in 2018 with select customers.
A number of 5G announcements are likely to be made over the next four days at Mobile World Congress 2018.